If you've been nostalgic for Twinkies because you won't be able to buy them anymore even though you've stopped eating them for years, a photographer would like to remind you what Twinkies are actually made of. Some of the ingredients don't even look like food.
While the world waits to hear the ultimate fate of Hostess and its flagship snack food, this solitary Twinkie sat quietly in its case, possibly mulling over its 36 years of unwrapped existence. Behold the miracle of chemical preservatives.
When it comes to preparing a Thanksgiving turkey, the focus these days seems to be on what ridiculous things you can stuff inside. And the Turducken, which sees the bird stuffed with a duck-stuffed chicken, might have met its match with the Turtwinkie.
The Great Twinkie Panic of 2012 seems to be over, but we were worried. Is it possible, in case of need, to craft scientifically authentic Twinkies at home?
Today Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs and HoHos and every other geometrically precise cake, announced it was closing its doors. You have less than a week to buy your last Twinkie before the troubled corporation vanishes forever. It's not just the end of a company. It's the end of an era of food futurism.
What the hell is in a Twinkie? About 37 ingredients, it turns out. And photographer Dwight Eschliman has taken them all and photographed them separately. Who's hungry??